United Association Special Representative Larry Bulman, a 4th Generation UA member, was appointed in August by President Biden to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC). The United Association continues to play a central role in shaping the future of our industries and the legislation that impacts our membership. This advisory council
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 538 in Johnson City, TN, is now operating at a brand-new facility. The local office also includes a new state-of-the-art training facility that will enable the local to expand its market share and increase membership.
Grady Amarsh, a retired 45-year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 123,Tampa, FL, is proud of his nephew, Eathen Morris, who is an Eagle Scout Guard. BrotherAmarsh said that Eathenis a great kid and a great nephew.
Two pipefitter welder members of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 7, Albany, NY,Dave Wasson and Daniel Statile, volunteered their time to help restore the USS SlaterDE766, the last destroyer escortstill afloat in the U.S.
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) has facilitated a partnership between The International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) and the Rwanda Plumbers Organization (RPO) to support community hand washing and public health awareness activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Owner Taylor Hancock has recently passed the plumbing test and is in the process of retaining a plumbing license, so they will be able to add plumbing to the list of services soon.
In Sault St. Marie, Ontario, nine local students from Korah Collegiate and Vocational School and White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School participated in a welding competition at the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 800.
United Association International Representative (California and Hawaii) Derrick Kualapai has been appointed to Governor Newsom’s Recovery Task Force on Jobs and Business.
A partnership between area Boy Scouts Troops and the Plumbers Local 55 JATC, in Cleveland, OH, is helping Scouts earn a merit badge. Growing up, Local 55 Training Director Jason Shank was a Boy Scout, and he is proud to be able to help current scouts learn about the plumbing industry.
General President McManus addresses the UA membership on June 9, 2020